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Old April 2, 2009, 07:10 PM
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Default Have problem with feet smelling?Read this.

Why do feets smell:
E­verybody is familiar with this phenomenon. Most of us have a friend or relative who can clear out a room when they kick off their shoes. And even the sweetest smelling person can do a decent job stinking up a pair of shoes by running a few miles in them. So what's going on here? Why do your feet have a stronger odor than the rest of you does?

­The main thing that feeds foot smell is sweat. With more than 250,000 sweat glands each, your feet are among the most perspiring parts of the body. In one day, each foot can produce more than a pint of sweat! Sweat is basically just salt and water, though, so it doesn't have a distinctive smell of its own. The smell is actually caused by bacteria on our skin that eats the sweat and excretes waste that has a strong odor. It's perfectly normal to have bacteria on your skin, and it doesn't ordinarily produce a noticeable smell, but sweat attracts bacteria and gives them a whole lot to feed on.

Of course we sweat all over -- our hands have a comparable number of sweat glands, for example -- and most of the rest of our body doesn't particularly stink (the armpits being a notable exception. See How Sweat W­orks for details.) So what's different about our feet? The answer is our socks and shoes. The sweat our feet excrete can't easily escape into the air like the sweat our hands excretes -- it all collects on our skin and in our socks. The bacteria love this dark, damp feast and have a sort of feeding frenzy. When you take off your shoes, the smell that hits you is all the bacteria excretion that's collected on your feet and in your socks and shoes.

The main reason some people's feet (or more precisely, some people's socks and shoes) smell worse than other people's is that some people sweat more than other people. This is just one of the many variable physiological qualities of human beings. This is also why sometimes your feet smell much worse than at other times -- it all has to do with how much you sweat.

Tips to reduce the odor:
So, since foot odor is caused by bacteria digesting sweat, there are two main ways to reduce the stink. You can:

*decrease the amount of bacteria on your feet
*decrease the amount of sweat that collects on your feet and in your shoes
*Reducing the level of bacteria is really a matter of cleanliness. To control the bacteria population on you feet, you should:

*wash your feet with strong anti-bacterial soap
*wear clean socks
*don't wear the same shoes everyday - give a pair of shoes 24 hours or more to air out before wearing them again
To reduce the amount of sweat that collects in your shoes, you should:

wear well-ventilated shoes instead of very constrictive shoes, such as boots
always wear socks, preferably made of cotton or other absorbent materials that absorb a lot of the sweat so the bacteria can't feed on it
change your socks a few times a day
buy some absorbent Odor-Eater type shoe inserts
apply an antiperspirant to your feet
­If your foot odor is really bad and these solutions don't help much, then you should see a doctor. There are a number of prescription drugs that can treat serious foot odor, some by killing bacteria and some by reducing foot sweat.

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Old April 2, 2009, 07:42 PM
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lol okay i'll follow if i can remember all of the tips
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Old April 2, 2009, 07:44 PM
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lol okay i'll follow if i can remember all of the tips
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Old April 2, 2009, 07:54 PM
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kids open the darndest things....

sbsash why dont you do sth. productive with your life....like patar bashi bajano shikho....
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Old April 2, 2009, 08:30 PM
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arey sbsash baizeed bhai, i have this problem big time....these tips will help me tremendously!
can i do the same for my skinky arm pits problem, i wonder!
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Old April 2, 2009, 08:36 PM
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Lol, just wear socks and you'll be fine, most people with smelly feet don't wear socks.
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Old April 2, 2009, 08:45 PM
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arey sbsash baizeed bhai, i have this problem big time....these tips will help me tremendously!
can i do the same for my skinky arm pits problem, i wonder!
very simple solution,,, use deodorant!!
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Old April 3, 2009, 03:19 AM
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... just wear socks and you'll be fine, most people with smelly feet don't wear socks.
Aaah. Contradicting the title post though. I disagree with this from experience, but then as stated above, cleanliness above all else.

Interestingly my shoes and socks smelled awful in the colder climes of Canada, compared to in BD. Perhaps its because we wear more open sandals here, and sneakers very rarely. But even with a day's use of sneakers, I dont get 1/4th the stench in BD that I used to get off my shoes there.

One thing that really helped was the foot deodoriser - which I'd spray into my shoes more often. At least kept the stench manageable. There's no alternative to keeping your feet dry and clean though.
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Old April 3, 2009, 03:23 AM
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Bah... and I thought this thread would have an answer for my urge to smell other people's feet...
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Old April 3, 2009, 03:33 AM
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Goru, stop sniffing other people. Concentrate on eating grass.
Btw, i've always wondered, can you tell me the secret of "jobor kata".
I would have loved to do that.
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Old April 3, 2009, 05:42 AM
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Btw, i've always wondered, can you tell me the secret of "jobor kata".
I would have loved to do that.
You are biologically incapable of that. Sorry.
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Old April 3, 2009, 10:45 AM
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You are biologically incapable of that. Sorry.
Aha, not sharing the secret, ey?
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Old April 3, 2009, 12:17 PM
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Lol, just wear socks and you'll be fine, most people with smelly feet don't wear socks.
Most importantly, wash your socks and feet regularly, everyday
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...Oh, this thread isn't about Podophilia? *exits*
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Old April 4, 2009, 12:19 AM
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nice word tho'.
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Old April 4, 2009, 11:10 AM
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I think sb meant "Having problems with smelly feet?" not "Having problems with smelling feet" is that right sb ?
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Old April 4, 2009, 11:50 AM
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I think sb meant "Having problems with smelly feet?" not "Having problems with smelling feet" is that right sb ?
Nope.The thread name is just the way I wanted it and want it to be.(I asked if they are having problems with smelly feets) and the thread name isn't having problems with smelling feet its "Having problem with feet smelling ?" you probably missed the question mark.

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Old April 4, 2009, 12:28 PM
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and the thread name isn't having problems with smelling feet its "Having problem with smelling feet ?" you probably missed the question mark.
I guess you can't read your own thread title then... but even "smelling feet" leaves it ambiguous...
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Old April 4, 2009, 12:37 PM
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I guess you can't read your own thread title then
that was because I was think about what Dhrubo said my title was and my real title so I got mixed up.
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